• Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign with a freewheeling rally riddled with falsehoods as he excoriated Mueller, Democrats, and the press

    29 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign with a raucous rally Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida.
    Trump's stump speech conspicuously lacked concrete policy rollouts or a 2020 agenda, and it focused instead on excoriating the president's perceived enemies in the media, the Democratic party, and the intelligence community.
    Tuesday's rally comes after a rocky few weeks for the White House. Trump ignited a firestorm last week when he said he might entertain an offer of political dirt on an opponent from a foreign power.
    He's also on the defensive after reports...
    Read more ...

     

  • Sen. Marco Rubio goes on a tweetstorm after being seen 'smiling and chuckling' at Trump's campaign rally

    Sen. Marco Rubio goes on a tweetstorm after being seen 'smiling and chuckling' at Trump's campaign rally

    29 days ago - By Business Insider

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida fired back at observers who noticed him attending a rally in support of President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid, years after the two Republicans traded schoolyard insults during the 2016 US presidential election.
    The senator posted several images and videos of the event on his Twitter account and captioned them with slogans from Trump's campaign.
    "Very strange, for those of who covered 2016 campaign, to see Marco Rubio smiling and chuckling in this audience," New York Times podcast host Michael Barbaro, who was previously a Times political...
    Read more ...

     

  • Trump Will Make a Speech Tonight in Orlando. Here's How to Watch Live

    Trump Will Make a Speech Tonight in Orlando. Here's How to Watch Live

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    Thousands of supporters gathered at the the Amway Center arena in Orlando, Florida, as President Donald Trump prepares to hold a rally and give a speech to formally launch his reelection campaign.
    Campaign advisers say Trump will seek to connect his first term to the goals he hopes to achieve with four more years as president.
    “The Fake News doesn't report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it. Going to be wild - See you later!”
    If you couldn't make it...
    Read more ...

     

  • Economy, Wall, Taxes: Fact Checking Trump's Speech at Orlando Rally

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump officially opened his 2020 campaign Tuesday with a speech exaggerating what he's done for the economy and against illegal immigration.
    Some claims from his rally in Orlando, Florida:
    ABORTION
    TRUMP: “Leading Democrats have even opposed measures to prevent the execution of children after birth.”
    THE FACTS: Executing children is already a crime.
    Trump is offering here a somewhat toned down version of a distorted story he's been telling for months that falsely suggests Democrats are OK with murder.
    His account arises from extremely rare instances when babies are born...
    Read more ...

     

  • Trump Fires Up Orlando Crowd With 2020 Campaign Re-Election Speech

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    It took President Donald Trump more than 30 minutes into his speech-that included bashing his Democratic rivals and the “fake news” media-before telling more than 20,000 people what they came to hear.
    “I stand before you to officially launch my campaign for a second term as President of the United States,” Trump said Tuesday to a raucous crowd at the Amway Center arena in Orlando, Florida. “I promise you I will never, never let you down.”
    During his nearly 90-minute speech, Trump said his 2016 campaign was more than a political campaign. It was a “defining moment” and historic movement...
    Read more ...

     

  • Economy, Wall, Taxes: Fact Checking Trump's Speech at Orlando Rally

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump officially opened his 2020 campaign Tuesday with a speech exaggerating what he's done for the economy and against illegal immigration.
    Some claims from his rally in Orlando, Florida:
    ECONOMY
    TRUMP: “It's soaring to incredible new heights. Perhaps the greatest economy we've had in the history of our country.”
    THE FACTS: The economy is not one of the best in the country's history.
    The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of this year. That growth was the highest in just four years for the first quarter.
    In the late 1990s, growth topped...
    Read more ...